Kochi: In a bid to woo tourists from India, Sri Lankan airlines has introduced a slew of tour packages, a top official of the country`s national airline said here on Saturday.
"The island nation registered a total of five lakh tourist arrivals from various countries last year, of which one lakh were from India...India and Western Europe are the main
contributors in the emerging leisure traffic to Sri Lanka," area manager (Kerala) of Sri Lankan Airlines Chinthaka Weerasinghe told reporters here.
Weerasinghe said the airline had recently launched a special air fare, which will remain into effect till June 2011, for all young Indians to visit and discover Sri Lanka. Under the scheme, those aged between 16-27 years would be given discounted packages, he said.
The special `youth fares` are currently operative from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli. We are planning to re-start our operations from Kochi and are looking at consolidating services at existing destinations
in India and increase frequencies, Weerasinghe said.
The airlines is participating in the ongoing Kerala Travel Mart.